Wilton selectboard meets Tuesday

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WILTON — The selectboard will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the town office to consider several items, including signing the warrant for a Nov. 18 special town meeting.

The board, which normally meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, did not meet last week. It changed the third Tuesday meeting to Oct. 28 because its next meeting would fall on Nov. 4, the day of elections. No meeting will be held that date. The next meeting is planned for Nov. 18.

Earlier this month, the board set the special town meeting for voters to consider allowing the town to buy a used quint firetruck with an aerial function and to arrange financing for it, Town Manager Rhonda Irish previously said.

The cost of the firetruck is not to exceed $500,000.

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Research has started but there is no particular firetruck being considered.

Selectpersons will also consider appointing an RSU 9 director to complete the term of James Black, who resigned because of new job duties. He was elected to a three-year term in 2013.

The board will decide on hiring a person to help seek funding for infrastructure development, Irish said Monday.

The community development/infrastructure position would be contracted for six months with an option to extend it. The person would work to meet ideas outlined in the Downtown Plan developed a few years ago, she said.

The work is not just for the downtown area but would also include working with state officials on highway improvements on Route 2 at the town’s gateways, she said. The gateways include East Wilton village, the intersection near Rick’s Market and the intersection near the lake at Maxwell Road.

The position would be funded by the Comfort Inn Tax Increment Financing credit enhancement agreement. No taxpayer funds would be used, she said.

Two private contractors have been interviewed by Irish, Selectperson Tiffany Maiuri and a person from the Downtown Group.

A recommendation to hire for the position will be made.

abryant@sunjournal.com

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